As the primary antagonist (in addition to the Trade Federation) in Star Wars Episode I, “The Phantom Menace”, Darth Maul garnered a bit of attention, especially as the apprentice to Lord Sidious. He had some great fighting scenes with Jedi knights, yet, he gets sliced in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and it seemed as if he was not that important of a character – he only lasted just that movie.
However, when they mentioned that he was still alive in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I thought that was stupid: everybody saw as clear as day that he was sliced in half and went down some long shaft – there’s no way he remained alive! Having liked Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I was upset that the writers were insulting our intelligence trying to bring him back!
But, after watching a couple of episodes, I didn’t mind, actually. At the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I realized that it was actually brilliant what they did with bringing him back.
This piqued my interest and, as I mentioned in the fall, I wanted to compile all of his television and movie appearances and get a better understanding of him. With the imminent release of the continuation of the Darth Maul story in Dark Horse Comics book, coming out next month, I realize that now is the time to work on it. So, look out for Darth Maul posts in the coming weeks.